Picture of the JBL Charge 4 packaging, front view.

How to Factory Reset JBL Charge 4 Speaker

Here, we show how to factory reset the JBL Charge 4 speaker.  Factory resetting puts the speaker back into its default settings state. Plus, it erases any earlier paired Bluetooth devices from memory, and so, stops the speaker from connecting to any nearby Bluetooth devices after the reset. Also, factory reset it to get the unit  ready for sale or re gifting.





How to Factory Reset JBL Charge 4

1. Turn on the JBL Charge 4

Press and release the Power button.  It should light up solid white right away.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the Power button highlighted.
The JBL Charge 4 power bank speaker, top view, showing the Power button highlighted.

Find the Power button, pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture above.

Then, the Power button comes on, as shown next. Here, since we’ve paired the speaker with Bluetooth devices before this, it does not enter Bluetooth discovery mode by itself. We know that because the Bluetooth button remains OFF, rather than blinking white.  Note the dark Bluetooth button, to the right of the glowing Power button in the next picture.

Top view of the speaker, showing the glowing -Power- button highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, showing the glowing -Power- button highlighted.

2. Wait for the Power Up Sound

This JBL speaker makes a rising electric guitar strum sound when it powers up, and is ready for factory resetting once this sound finishes.

3. Press the Volume UP and Bluetooth Buttons Together to Factory Reset the JBL Charge 4

See the next picture to find the Bluetooth and UP Volume buttons.

The speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons highlighted.
The speaker top view, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Up- buttons highlighted.

The speaker then enters factory reset, as shown in the next picture. Note that both the Power and Bluetooth buttons and the egg shaped ring  that surrounds them.  All of these light up for a couple seconds during reset.  I.e. The ring and both buttons glow gray-white.

Top view picture of the speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Power- buttons along with the enclosing oval ring lit, and highlighted.
Top view of the speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Power- buttons along with the enclosing oval ring lit, and highlighted.

Then after a short pause, the JBL Charge 4 turns off. All lights go off, and it makes the power-down guitar sound.

The next picture shows the JBL Charge 4, powered down.  All buttons are dark.

Picture of the top view of the speaker, showing the buttons panel.
Top view of the speaker, powered OFF, showing the buttons panel.




4. Check that the Factory Reset on the JBL Charge 4 Did Indeed Work

Next, power on the speaker again, as we did in step 1 above.  In short, press and release the Power button.

Now this time, after factory reset, our speaker instantly comes up in Bluetooth pairing mode, as shown next. We did not need to press the Bluetooth button first.  Note that the Bluetooth button flashes to let you know that the speaker has entered this discovery mode. When this button blinks or is dark, the speaker is not currently paired. Indeed, it’s normal that it not pair to anything after a factory reset.

Picture of the JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered ON, top view, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted.
JBL Charge 4 speaker, powered ON, top view, showing the Bluetooth button lit or blinking, and highlighted.

5. Done with How to Factory Reset the JBL Charge 4 Speaker !

The JBL Charge 4 factpru reset is now done. Thus you may now pack it up for sale, or pair it again with your favorite Bluetooth devices.

Since, as noted prior, this unit will no longer automatically pair with any previously paired, in range Bluetooth device in pairing mode, you’ll need to forget the previously paired JBL Charge 4 listed in the Bluetooth devices section of your source device settings.  Once that’s done, then manually pair the 4 with that device again if you want. Then after that, any time that both speaker and that device have Bluetooth turned on, pairing with automatically take place once more.

Other Posts About the JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker

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  5. How to Adjust Volume on JBL Charge 4 BT Speaker

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References for How to Factory Reset the JBL Charge 4 Speaker

  1. JBL Charge 4 Official Home Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-12-07: First published.
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